Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
You have to create your life. You have to carve it, like a sculpture.
Moonlight is sculpture.
Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
Everything is sculpture. Any material, any idea without hindrance born into space, I consider sculpture.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
Where the material ends, art begins.
Why talk about sculpture when I can photograph it?
A sculptor is a person obsessed with the form and shape of things.
The best artist has that thought alone Which is contained within the marble shell; The sculptor's hand can only break the spell To free the figures slumbering in the stone.
Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump.
The essence of a sculpture must enter on tip-toe, as light as animal footprints on snow.
I consider space to be a material. The articulation of space has come to take precedence over other concerns. I attempt to use sculptural form to make space distinct.
I think that any sculpture is a response to its environment. It can be brought to life or put to sleep by the environment.
In my opinion, everything, every shape, every bit of natural form, animals, people, pebbles, shells, anything you like are all things that can help you to make a sculpture.
There are three forms of visual art: Painting is art to look at, sculpture is art you can walk around, and architecture is art you can walk through
Originally, one of the reasons I was drawn to photography, as opposed to painting or sculpture or installation, is that of all the arts it is the most democratic, in so far as it's instantly readable and accessible to our culture. Photography is how we move information back and forth.
I express myself in sculpture since I am not a poet.
The sculptor must search with passionate intensity for the underlying principle of the organisation of mass and tension - the meaning of gesture and the structure of rhythm.
As picture teaches the colouring, so sculpture the anatomy of form.
Painting is so poetic, while sculpture is more logical and scientific and makes you worry about gravity.
In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it.
Scale is very, very important, like the scale of a person is very important. It's to do with the size of our space, the fact they are big sculptures, they are still human scale.
The essence of sculpture is for me the perception of space, the continuum of our existence.
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